Set on the north side of Parade Ground in Fort Kochi, David Hall is a very popular heritage building in Kochi which was built in the year 1695 by the Dutch East India Company. And as per the legend, it was used for accommodating military personnel during the Dutch occupation. The hall is named after David Koder, a Jewish business man who later resided there with his family.
It is a beautiful Old Dutch bungalow that has been restored and taken on a new life as a cultural centre with a gallery for contemporary art, with a focus on providing a platform for young artists. With its café and space for performing arts, the historic building could be an inspiring, vibrant meeting place for fresh talent and lovers of art.
Since 2007 the building has been leased by CNO India to CGH Earth, an ecologically conscious hotel group. It is an important exhibition venue during the Biennale. The gardens at the rear of the property also host a variety of collateral events.
David Hall has now become an exquisite cultural centre Gallery –Café to help young powers of visual and perform art forms mainly due to its antique ambience.
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